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Municipal and Industrial Sludge Treatment and Odor Control: The Global Market

The global sludge treatment and odor control equipment market was worth $5.3 billion in 2011 and is forecast to reach $5.5 billion in 2012. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, 2012 to 2017, is estimated to be 4.7%, when sales are projected to reach $7 billion by 2017.

The global sludge treatment equipment market is estimated to have reached $3 billion in 2011 and is forecast to be worth nearly $3.2 billion in 2012. By 2017, the market will be worth $3.9 billion, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 4.6%.

The global odor control equipment market segment was valued at $2.3 billion in 2011 and is forecast to rise to $2.4 billion in 2012. At a CAGR of 4.9%, the combined odor control equipment market will reach $3 billion in 2017.

SUMMARY FIGURE
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND
ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2017
($ MILLIONS)

Source: BCC Research

INTRODUCTION

This market research report analyzes the global market and developments in municipal and industrial wastewater sludge treatment equipment and wastewater/sludge-based odor control equipment. Sludge treatment describes the processes used to manage and dispose of the solid or semi-solid products produced during municipal sewage treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. Despite representing only about 1% of total wastewater flows, sludge handling accounts for up to 50% of total treatment plant operating costs. Some industry participants estimate that the sludge treatment market represents more than 20% of the total water equipment market.

Because of safety and nuisance issues, odor control has come to play an increasingly important role in the treatment and disposal of sludge and biosolids that accumulate during wastewater plant processes.

As noted in the Global Atlas of Excreta, Wastewater Sludge, and Biosolids Management: Moving Forward the Sustainable and Welcome Uses of a Global Resource, a 2008 study by the Greater Moncton Sewerage Commission and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), several major premises apply to wastewater, sludge, and biosolids.

  • The creation of wastewater in human communities is inevitable.
  • History shows a common progression toward global improvement of wastewater treatment and wastewater sludge management.
  • The progression appears to be inevitable.
  • Once such systems are established and they are protecting humans from the immediate threat from waste-borne pathogens, focus inevitably shifts toward the effects of wastewater on other human communities downstream and on the natural environment and other organisms.
  • Eventually, as wastewater treatment systems are able to reduce all forms of wastewater contamination by 90% or greater, the volume of wastewater solids, sewage sludge, becomes significant and requires careful management. In much of Europe, North America, Japan and other developed urban areas around the world, sludge management has become a major focus. In many places, it is the most debated challenge in the sanitation field.
  • At the same time developed countries address the challenges of sludge management, approximately 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. Inevitably, the progress made by less-developed communities in coming years to improve human health and safety will lead to the generation of more wastewater sludge that requires management.
  • The continuing refinement of best management practices for excreta, wastewater, sludge and biosolids must eventually provide sustainable solutions that work in a diversity of locations and situations around the globe, are energy- and cost-efficient, minimize transfers of potentially hazardous constituents to the environment, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensure healthy, natural ecosystems.

Access to sanitation varies widely around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and Central and South America, wastewater treatment systems, if they exist, are minimal or function poorly. In these regions, basic sanitation is the primary need.

In Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Russian Federation, Mexico, South America and other areas, wastewater treatment is more advanced, but wastewater sludge and biosolids management has not been practiced previously. As sludge volumes from a rising number of treatment facilities grows, a more complex regulatory framework and improved sludge handling technologies will be required.

In North America, Europe, Australia and certain Asian countries, there is more focus on improving the management of wastewater sludge and biosolids. In these regions, wastewater typically is treated at the secondary or tertiary level and both biosolids technologies and regulatory systems are complex.

In all world regions where advanced wastewater treatment results in increasing volumes of sludge, water quality professionals, engineers, scientists, agricultural experts and government regulators are applying and refining processes to improve efficiencies, reduce the potential negative impacts and maximize the beneficial reuse aspects of sludge treatment and biosolids handling.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This BCC Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the global sludge treatment and odor control equipment market, including systems for sludge digestion, sludge dewatering, sludge drying and physical, chemical and biological odor control technologies.

Overviews of each segment are presented. These include current issues affecting the industry, equipment types, legislation relevant to the markets and end user requirements. Market sizes for each segment are estimated for the years 2005 to 2012. Growth forecasts, as compound annual growth rates, are made to 2017. Valuations are calculated in current U.S. dollars.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Wastewater and sludge are produced continually, and pollutants present in the wastes never completely disappear. With each passing year, global volumes of sludge increase and potentially contain heavy metals, organic industrial chemicals, agricultural chemicals, oil and grease and miscellaneous hazardous pollutants, such as medical wastes. Sometimes, it emits a disagreeable odor that requires abatement.

Harmful and toxic residues in sludge can be reduced via sludge treatment equipment and, increasingly, these systems enable the beneficial reuse of sludge in a safe and economically way. Various types of treatment equipment also allow odors associated with wastewater solids to be controlled.

This report is intended for those who desire an analysis of the global sludge treatment and odor control equipment markets. The document seeks to quantify the various markets, forecast market trends, trace significant developments and profile companies that are active in the various market sectors. The report contains information and conclusions that are unique, insightful and have a forward-thinking knowledge of the subject that should be of interest to manufacturers, suppliers and local, state and government entities.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report examines the market for three categories of sludge treatment equipment and three categories of odor control equipment.

These are:

  • Sludge digestion.
  • Sludge dewatering.
  • Sludge drying.
  • Physical odor control equipment.
  • Chemical odor control equipment.
  • Biological odor control equipment.

The study also provides information on:

  • The emerging and alternative technologies in these markets.
  • Industry structure.
  • Five-year projections of market activity.
  • Pricing trends and technological trends.
  • Research and development activity.
  • Governmental legislation.
  • Competitive structure and company profiles.
  • Developed and developing countries.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

During the past 16 years, Susan Hanft has authored more than 35 market research reports for BCC Research in the fields of membrane technology, water and wastewater treatment and separations used in food and beverage manufacture, medicine and biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Municipal and Industrial Sludge Treatment and Odor Control: The Global Market

Chapter - 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary

  • STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
  • SCOPE OF REPORT
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
  • ANALYST CREDENTIALS
  • RELATED BCC RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
  • BCC ONLINE SERVICES
  • DISCLAIMER

Chapter - 2: SUMMARY

  • Table Summary: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Figure Summary: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017

Chapter - 3: OVERVIEW

  • GLOBAL WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
  • SEWAGE TREATMENT
  • SLUDGE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS
  • MAJOR INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY AND RELATED AGENCIES
  • APPROACHES TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
  • WASTEWATER CONTAMINANTS AND SLUDGE

Chapter - 4: SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

  • SLUDGE DIGESTION EQUIPMENT
  • SLUDGE DEWATERING
  • SLUDGE DRYING
  • NOVEL EQUIPMENT

Chapter - 5: THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET

  • U.S.
  • MEXICO
  • CANADA
  • THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DIGESTION MARKET
  • NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DEWATERING MARKET
  • NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DRYING MARKET
    • Table 14: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2017
    • Figure 8: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, 2005 - 2017

Chapter - 6: THE INTERNATIONAL SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET

  • THE EUROPEAN SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET
  • THE ASIA-PACIFIC SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET
  • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
    • Table 17: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Figure 11: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005 - 2017
    • Table 18: ESTIMATES OF FUTURE WASTEWATER SLUDGE PRODUCTION IF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ATTAIN THE SERVICE COVERAGE OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Chapter - 7: ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS

  • TYPES OF ODORS
  • SOURCES OF ODOR
  • ODOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
  • EQUIPMENT USED FOR ODOR CONTROL
  • Table 19: SUMMARY OF COMMONLY USED ODOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES

Chapter - 8: THE NORTH AMERICAN ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET

  • NORTH AMERICAN PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET

Chapter - 9: THE INTERNATIONAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET

  • THE EUROPEAN ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET
  • THE ASIA-PACIFIC ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET
  • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT
    • Table 26: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Figure 18: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005 - 2017

Chapter - 10: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • THE SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY
  • ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY

Chapter - 11: COMPANY PROFILES

  • ADI SYSTEMS, INC.
  • ADWEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • ALFA LAVAL
  • ANDRITZ, INC.
  • ANGUIL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
  • APC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • AQUATEC-MAXCON PTY, LTD.
  • ASHBROOK SIMON-HARTLEY
  • BECKART ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
  • BIOREM, INC.
  • BRIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
  • CALGON CARBON CORP.
  • CENTRISYS CORP.
  • COLT TECHNOLOGIES
  • DEGREMONT TECHNOLOGIES
  • DUCON TECHNOLOGIES
  • DURR
  • ECOLAB
  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, LTD. (EGL)
  • FUKOKU KOGYO CO. (FKC)
  • GE WATER AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES
  • GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GMBH
  • HANGZHOU XINGYUAN FILTER PRESS CO., LTD.
  • HANS HUBER AG
  • HOFFLAND ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. (HEI)
  • JOHNSON SCREENS
  • KEPPEL SEGHERS, INC.
  • KINE-SPIN BARRETT
  • KOMLINE-SANDERSON
  • KURARAY CHEMICAL CO, LTD.
  • MEADWESTVACO CORP. (MWV)
  • MEGTEC SYSTEMS, INC.
  • MET-CHEM, INC.
  • MET-PRO ENVIRONMENTAL AIR SOLUTIONS
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTS, INC.
  • MONSAL, LTD.
  • NESTEC, INC.
  • PENTAIR, INC.
  • OVIVO
  • PAQUES BV
  • PARKSON CORP.
  • PRD TECH, INC.
  • PRESS TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING (PT&M)
  • SEVERN TRENT SERVICES
  • SIEMENS WATER TECHNOLOGIES
  • SCHMACK BIOGAS AG
  • SMITH & LOVELESS, INC.
  • THERMAL PROCESS SYSTEMS
  • TRIVENI ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • UEM GROUP
  • US CENTRIFUGE
  • UTS BIOGASTECHNIK GMBH
  • VEOLIA WATER
  • WALKER PROCESS EQUIPMENT
  • WESTECH ENGINEERING, INC.
  • XYLEM. INC.

List of Tables

  • Summary Table: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 1: PRIMARY SLUDGE TREATMENT METHODS, EQUIPMENT AND PROCESS OBJECTIVES
  • Table 2: ANNUAL SLUDGE PRODUCTION IN RELATION TO POPULATION, BY COUNTRY
  • Table 3: THE MOST COMMON BIOSOLIDS USE OR DISPOSAL ROUTES IN MIDDLE AND HIGHER INCOME COUNTRIES
  • Table 4: MARKETABILITY OF SLUDGE PRODUCTS
  • Table 5: COMPARISON BETWEEN AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • Table 6: COMPARISON OF SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT
  • Table 7: ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL WASTEWATER COSTS REQUIRED FOR SLUDGE MANAGEMENT, SELECTED COUNTRIES
  • Table 8: BIOSOLIDS TREATMENT METHODS IN THE U.S.
  • Table 9: MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TREATED VOLUMES
  • Table 10: PROCESSES USED FOR NONMUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN MEXICO
  • Table 11: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 12: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DIGESTION EQUIPMENT, BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 13: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 14: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 15: EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 16: ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 17: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 18: ESTIMATES OF FUTURE WASTEWATER SLUDGE PRODUCTION IF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ATTAIN THE SERVICE COVERAGE OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
  • Table 19: SUMMARY OF COMMONLY USED ODOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Table 20: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 21: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 22: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR BIOLOGICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 23: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CHEMICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 24: EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 25: ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
  • Table 26: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017

List of Figures

  • Summary Figure: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 1: SLUDGE TREATMENT AND BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL/REUSE OPTIONS
  • Figure 2: ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL WASTEWATER COSTS REQUIRED FOR SLUDGE MANAGEMENT, SELECTED COUNTRIES
  • Figure 3: MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TREATED VOLUMES
  • Figure 4: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF ALL WASTEWATER TREATED
  • Figure 5: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 6: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DIGESTION, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 7: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 8: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 9: EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 10: ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 11: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 12: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 13: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2017
  • Figure 14: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR BIOLOGICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 15: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CHEMICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 16: EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 17: ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005 - 2017
  • Figure 18: GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005 - 2017
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